August 2014Volume 18  Issue 06

Our Featured Investor

Park Hills River Mart
10 Flat River Drive
Park Hills, MO 63601
Inside this Edition
Ribbon Cuttings
Chamber Office Closed
September First Friday Coffee
September Investor Meeting
Investor News
Investor Events
Investor Job Listings
Investor Deals
Ten Ways to Get Smarter
6 Far-Out Innovations
Welcome NEW Investors!!

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The Chamber Hosted Three Ribbon Cuttings in August

Sending a hearty congratulations to the
following businesses & organizations:


Chamber Investors, Board Members, City Officials, Family, and Friends gathered on Saturday, August 9, 2014 to celebrate the grand opening of Cinderella's Boutique with an official Chamber sponsored Ribbon Cutting!

In the photo, Owners, JoAnn Spangler, Mary Frakes & Tina Rhodes, all three, prepare to slice the ribbon in symbolization of the opening of their adorable new business in Downtown Park Hills.


Cinderella's Boutique is located at 210 West Main Street and is all about girls!  They offer a variety of prom dresses, purses, candles, jewelry, scarfs, lotti dotties, tutus, hair bows, belts, sunglasses & more!


Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., we encourage you to stop by, check out their selections, and welcome them to the community & the Chamber!




The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Park Hills River Mart, now located at #10 Flat River Road in Park Hills!  


Paul & Theresa Bauman and their awesome crew hosted one of the communities largest grand opening events on August 21st and the Chamber was lucky enough to be involved too!


The new facility is impressively beautiful and the new products and services they will be offering are phenomenal!


Congratulations Paul, Theresa & the Park Hills River Mart Crew!  We are excited, proud, and honored to support the opening of your amazing new store!




The community support for the recent Central High School Football Field & Multipurpose Facility has proven to be breathtaking!  


Much of the community attended the Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting hosted by the Chamber at the new facility on August 21st.  The new field is beautiful and the modern, professional facility is incredible.


We can't thank the local community enough for its support of this much needed project and for helping us to celebrate the completion!


Thank you to Central Schools for allowing us the honor of helping you to celebrate!  We look forward to many new and revitalized events and activities at the new stadium!!   


Chamber Office Closed for Labor Day

The Chamber Office will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of Labor Day.  Have a safe holiday!

We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

We apologize for any inconvenience!
Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center to Host September First Friday Coffee Event

Join us at  Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for the September First Friday Coffee Event!

Parkland PRC provides care, support, and education regarding sexual health, pregnancy, and relationships.

Some of the FREE Services They Provide Include:
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • First Trimester Ultrasounds
  • Maternity, Baby, & Household Items
  • Parenting Classes
  • HOPE Classes (Healing Our Past Experiences)
  • CARE Adolescent Sexual Health Program
  • Referrals for Community Services
  • 24/7 Dad Classes
First Friday Coffee Events are held the first Friday of each month at various investor locations. 

This is a relationship building event for Chamber Investors, clients and potential clients.

Visit with other investors and members of the business community and learn about the sponsoring business or organization and their products and/or services while enjoying coffee, a light breakfast provided by the sponsoring business or organization.

Reserve your attendance here:  FFC September 2014

September Investor Meeting

Please join us for the September Investor Meeting on Tuesday, September 16 at, 12:00 p.m. at the Mineral Area College, North College Center in Park Hills.


Lunch to be Catered by Main Street Grill

Our September presenter is a national speaker, Certified Personality Trainer, and American Business Etiquette Expert - Welcome - Jaclyn Rowe!

Jaclyn impresses on others the value and significance of understanding themselves and others to improve relationships at home, at school and in the workplace.  Her approach to leadership, management, customer service and communication is all about teaching people about people in a way that is exciting, informative and practical.  


Thank you for your registration cooperation!


Monthly investor meetings provide Chamber investors with a variety of information through guest speakers.  Topics range from small business information to governmental issues and assistance to community interests.  Monthly meetings keep investors abreast of current chamber happenings, and provide an excellent networking opportunity.

The August business spotlight is   Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center.

Investor Announcements   
Share your News, Events, Job Openings and Deals with us and we'll share them with others! Login to your member center and add as many as you'd like!  In a hurry? Email your announcements to or drop the information off at the Chamber office, and we'll help put it in front of thousands!
Investor News
Here's what's happening with your fellow Chamber Investors!
Investor Events
How often do you check the Chamber Events Calendar?
Looking for something to do?  One of the best places to get you event fix is on the Chamber's website.  Click the event link to find out more about some of the great events coming soon:
And this is only a few of several events coming in August!  See the entire list on the Chamber's Online Event's Calendar!

Investor Job Listings
Your fellow Chamber Investors have Employment Opportunities available now!
Are you, or is someone you know, looking for employment?  We've got the low-down on some of the area's current job openings!  Look who's hiring right now: Find out what other local companies are in need of employees on the Chamber's Job Listings page!
Investor Deals
Have you checked out this month's Hot Deals on the Chamber's website yet? 
Hot Deals
Don't miss out on these and other "Hot Deals" available on the Chamber's Website!
Check our Hot Deals page often -  New Deals for September to be added soon!!

All About Business 
Interesting business related articles to help exercise your brain, peek your curiosity, increase your knowledge, or simply to make you smile; all intended for finding ways to enhance your business.
Ten Small Things You Can Do Everyday to Get Smarter
By: Jessica Stillman

Intelligence is a work in progress. Maximize yours with these simple habits.


You might be under the impression that intelligence is a fixed quantity set when you are young and unchanging thereafter. But research shows that you're wrong. How we approach situations and the things we do to feed our brains can significantly improve our mental horsepower.


That could mean going back to school or filling your bookshelves (or e-reader) with thick tomes on deep subjects, but getting smarter doesn't necessarily mean a huge commitment of time and energy, according to a recent thread on question-and-answer site Quora.


When a questioner keen on self-improvement asked the community, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?" lots of readers--including dedicated mediators, techies, and entrepreneurs--weighed in with useful suggestions. Which of these 10 ideas can you fit into your daily routine?


1. Be smarter about your online time:  Every online break doesn't have to be about checking social networks and fulfilling your daily ration of cute animal pics. The Web is also full of great learning resources, such as online courses, intriguing TED talks, and vocabulary-building tools. Replace a few minutes of skateboarding dogs with something more mentally nourishing, suggest several responders.

Continue reading here:    10 Steps to Smarter   


6 Far-Out Tech Innovations to Watch

 By: John Brandon 

Small business will change dramatically in 20 to 30 years. Will you be ready?


In the future, small business will change beyond recognition. One of the main drivers for this shift? The one we already know about today: advances in technology. In the past 13 years writing about small business, I've seen my share of tech milestones. Some, like social networking, have rocked the business landscape and created entire business segments. Others, like speech recognition, have developed slower than anyone ever expected.


Looking ahead to the next 20 years and beyond, there's no question technology will continue to dramatically alter our basic understanding of how to conduct business, hire new employees, and work in an office setting. Here are a few changes we can expect by the year 2030 and beyond. Write to me with your opinion about them.


1. You won't use the US dollar:  A few of you just rolled your eyes. Isn't making money the whole point of starting and running a company? Yet, alternative currencies like bitcoin are starting to stabilize (finally). While that particular crypto-currency gets all of the attention, there are dozens of other alternative currencies that could rise in popularity. In the next 20 to 30 years, the U.S. dollar might not even exist. How will that change your business? I doubt we'll see a rise in traded goods, but we might see completely different pricing models and currencies. One of my favorite examples: A tiny beef jerky supplier once told me he sells his product at a high premium because so many European customers have bitcoins stored away in a stockpile. In other words, they make beef jerky impulse purchases not because they have enough spare cash or love jerky, but because he takes bitcoins. It makes me wonder how a currency like bitcoin might change business markets in the future. 


Continue reading here:   6 Innovations to Watch
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